Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

New Year’s Eve, pandemic or not is always low key for me. A festive dinner at home spent with Ed’s best friend, Joe who is staying with us is what I will be doing.

New Years Eve Cocktail Stirrers to make

I prefer comfy cozy at home clinking champagne glasses at midnight, nothing fancy… jeans and a sweater kind of night. :-) Ed and Joe will be watching football, I will probably read or watch a movie as we wait for midnight.

Now that the holidays are over and I have taken my annual end of the year time off, I am excited to get back into my blogging groove. I have lots of new projects planned that I can’t wait to share with you as we leave the year 2020 behind.

Cheers to moving in a positive direction into 2021. I hope it is a good one for all of us.

I will be back next week with my first post of 2021

My best – Diane

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  1. Happy New Year Diane & Ed – I hope 2021 will be a better year for all.

    Love your blog and all your ideas.

  2. I so enjoy reading your blog. You always manage to come up with budget friendly ideas. Most of us can’t always afford to go out and purchase something new for our homes or we choose not to because of saving for college, retirement or just putting money into our savings accounts. I think this year has been challenging for most of us. We had to sacrifice a lot this past year. I am looking forward to going back to church, having dinner out with friends and just being able to take my time when shopping. I think this year has also taught us a valuable lesson and that is not to take anything for granted and always plan for tomorrow. Thank you for sharing and adding a bright spot to my day. Wishing you and all your family a happy, healthy COVID free New Year.

  3. Thanks for all your interesting projects – much appreciated. Happy New Year from New Zealand.

  4. I just tuned in to your website a couple of months ago, very glad, you write so well and I love your design work and ideas.
    Happy New Year to you and your family, Cindy Steen in North Idaho

  5. Thats my kind of NYE. Hope 2021 is a better year for all of us.! I love your blog and your timeless practicality and frugality. Just what we all need right now. Looking forward to many inspiring posts in 2021!

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR DIANE aka Mimi & ED & JOE!
    Hope we can get rid of Covid and start living like we are used to!
    Looking forward to your new blog posts. Xo

  7. Happy New Year, Diane! I so enjoy your blog. It is so pretty and uncomplicated. Your home is lovely. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your planning and posting. Have a lovely, peaceful evening!

  8. Happy New Year, Diane!! All the best to you and yours.

    Let’s sweep out 2020 and bring in a fresh, New Year. I’m looking forward to your new projects.

    Be well, be safe, and remain serene!

  9. Happy New Year to the best blogger in blogland. There’s always something you share that I want to do. Looking forward to the New Year with new projects and not look back on the mess of the past year. ???

  10. Happy New Year! I am new to your blog and have really enjoyed some of your recipes and craft ideas (painting pumpkins white, for one). Looking forward to 2021?

  11. Happy New Year Diane and Ed too! Looking forward to all your exciting posts in 2021.

    I told my hubby I am actually thinking of bringing out some of my spring decor next week. I am so over 2020 and looking for a rebirth of energy for 2021. May look a bit odd against the beautiful snow here in Minnesota…but I am not going anywhere so why not enjoy.


  12. I’ve been following you for years and don’t comment very often. I often marvel how thoroughly you explain your ideas whether I use them or not. I’ve enjoyed following the transformation of your Lake home, your trip to Paris, and you becoming a grandmother–>isn’t that the BEST?!
    So here’s to lots more healthy and happy years together in blogland.
    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Virtual hugs from Washington state.